The evangelistas in Bersih are too much.
They can, without batting an eyelid, outrageously accuse Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed and Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar of regarding “citizens as mosquitoes to be squashed”.
Worse still, these Bersih evangelista leaders are given multiple media platforms to spew their hyperbolic, hateful views.
Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak is correct to want to try and rein in the dangerous online and social media. The formidable Ayelet Shaked (pix), who is Israel’s newly minted Justice Minister, shows how it can be done.
One tough cookie staring down the unhinged ‘liberals’
Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu appointed the “firebrand” Shaked to his war cabinet on 6 May 2015.
This time around, Netanyahu is said to have cobbled together the most conservative government in Israeli history. His coalition – comprising right wing and ultra orthodox religious parties – holds a simple majority of 61 seats in the 120-seat Knesset (Israel Parliament).
Shaked received a pile of death threats from the left wingers upon her appointment as Minister of Justice and has to be protected by armed bodyguards.
Robotic Shaked whose emotions cannot be shaken
Like many Israeli politicians, Shaked has served in the army (Israeli Defence Force). She was a military instructor in an elite infantry unit where male soldiers had to obey her commands.
Her degree from Tel Aviv University is in electronic engineering and computer science. She has a fearsome reputation of being ordered, strategic, focused and grounded in her thinking.
Shaked is in fact so unemotional and steely that a lobbyist for a reform Judaism centre once complained, “I know in some instances where we brought a real touchy-feely story to the Knesset, we saw [the other Members of the Knesset] being pulled by their heartstrings [but] we couldn’t get to Shaked”. See, ‘Can Ayelet Shaked sell (secular) Israel on the far right?‘ (forward.com, 26 Jan 2015).
War cabinet minister in forefront fighting media fascism
Shaked’s hawkish politics has been pigeonholed as “ultra nationalistic”. She supports a nationality bill that would make Israel a Jewish state in law by defining its citizenship based on ethno-religious heritage.
Her support base is the Jewish settlers.
This cabinet minister’s interest for us, however, is her war against her country’s fascist media. The Israeli left and their media have been upset to the extent of whining, “Ayelet Shaked makes Benjamin Netanyahu look like a liberal.”
It is the same witch hunt media that is obsessively hating on Mrs Netanyahu and bizarrely accusing the PM’s wife of “controlling her husband and masterminding the country’s politics“.
Countering the left’s spread of lies and misinformation
Shaked is the founder of the MyIsrael movement in 2010 “to counter the spread of lies and misinformation against Israel that appears online today” – see ‘5 things you need to know about Israel’s conservative star Ayelet Shaked‘ (The Washington Free Beacon, 28 May 2015).
She has been a “victim of liberal media bias” but shrugs off the constant stream of attacks from the loud left-wing critics.
The left has accused Shaked of racism, extremism, Zionism and slapped against her every label under the sun, including “Nazi”, “Hitler” and girly calendar pin-up.
Dealing decisively with dangerous pests
Israel’s Justice Minister makes ants crawl up the pants of her country’s militant liberals because she calls them out on their refusal to face difficult and unpleasant truths, destructive behaviour and perversion of democracy.
Like Ayelet Shaked, Najib’s cabinet minister Salleh Said Keruak is beginning to be a favourite target of Malaysia’s fascist left media too.
With eight days to go to Bersih’s D-Day, the portal pembangkang dan pemfitnah are ramping up their anarchic propaganda.
Will Salleh do anything to squash the evangelista’s campaign of spreading chaos?